Problems within ASA mounted Friday when Ferns resigned. The smoke has still not cleared over the organisational problems in the big budget Nedbank Series and now, in an Olympic year, and with the national track and field championships two weeks away, Ferns has apparently had enough.
Ferns has long been the backbone of the administration, in a body which has often been accused of being far too political. Speaking from Oudtshoorn, where the fifth Yellow Pages Series meeting was being held Saturday, Ferns said, “I cannot comment on my reasons for leaving. A statement will be released by ASA in due course. However, I wish my employers the best for the future”. SAPA